Germany's Bayer CropScience blasted a European Commission proposal as "draconian" after Brussels said it wants to suspend all use of neonicotinoids products in crops attractive to bees for two year

Issuing licence is totally compliant with multilateral agreements: Sharma

India, on Wednesday, conveyed to the U.S. that it had not violated any multilateral trade agreement by issuing compulsory licence for Bayer’s patented anti-cancer drug Nexavar to a local firm so as to make it affordable. It also asserted that such a move should not be seen as routine by the U.S. The message was conveyed by Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma to U.S. Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment Rober Hormats, who raised concerns over the matter during a meeting here, according to an official.

The European Commission is considering law to ban pesticides linked to the decline of bees, a spokesman said on Friday.

Three widely-used pesticides made by Switzerland's Syngenta and Germany's Bayer pose an acute risk to honeybees, the European Union's food safety watchdog said on Wednesday, but stopped short of li

The use of technologically advanced seeds is currently much lower in the production of rice than in other crops

Rice output in India can be raised at least 15-20 per cent through increased use of hybrid seeds, a Rabobank study said. The use of technologically advanced seeds is currently much lower in the production of rice than in other crops. Of the total annual rice output in India — around 99 million tonnes, according to US Department of Agriculture estimates for the 2012-13 season — only three per cent is produced through hybrid seeds. The remaining quantity comes through breeding of conventional seeds.

CropLife International represents a network of regional and national associations in 91 countries, and is led by companies such as BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont, FMC, Monsanto, Sumitomo and Syngenta

CropLife International and global Industry Coalition (GIC) have announced the publication of the first tool to aid governments, who wish to implement the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol (SP) on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

Competition is tough in the seed market, which may explain why marketing gimmicks are often used to woo farmers.

Chandigarh: The Punjab State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation (Markfed) signed a memorandum of understanding with Bayer CropScience, an innovation leader to introduce technologies to promote rice cultivation in the state.

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